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Old 06-15-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Well we got the bad news from the oil company yesterday! The budget plan for out next heating season starts next month and will cost us $487.00 a month for 10 months!. Or we can pay off the whole thing in advance for a mere $4,755.00 cash! What a deal!!! Winter starts REAL early this year!
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Well we got the bad news from the oil company yesterday! The budget plan for out next heating season starts next month and will cost us $487.00 a month for 10 months!. Or we can pay off the whole thing in advance for a mere $4,755.00 cash! What a deal!!! Winter starts REAL early this year!

OMG Our last oil bill before moving was $189 a month. I don't know where I'd come up with another $300 every month for oil.

My husband said yesterday that he was actually glad we wouldn't be moving back this year after all, and that hopefully by the time we arrive next year, prices would have dropped back into a more acceptable range or we will be able to immediately install an alternative heating system that might be a least slightly less expensive to run.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Well we got the bad news from the oil company yesterday!
Gosh, Maineah, I was just over at Forest's firewood thread, and learned a lot from you about firewood species!

I got the impression that you were all set up for this winter - poplar for the spring and fall, and oak for those long winter nights!

Now you're tellin' us that you intend to heat with OIL??? Bummer!
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Well we got the bad news from the oil company yesterday! The budget plan for out next heating season starts next month and will cost us $487.00 a month for 10 months!. Or we can pay off the whole thing in advance for a mere $4,755.00 cash! What a deal!!! Winter starts REAL early this year!
Can I ask how big your house is and also if it's an older home? Just curious.
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Well we got the bad news from the oil company yesterday! The budget plan for out next heating season starts next month and will cost us $487.00 a month for 10 months!. Or we can pay off the whole thing in advance for a mere $4,755.00 cash! What a deal!!! Winter starts REAL early this year!

Wow!
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Last year I paid $5,000 to heat my home from Nov. 1st to April 1st.
That was at $2.69/gallon. I get an employee discount because I sell their gas and prebuy my oil. Wood is not an option because the insurance company told me as soon as I tie a flue into one of my chimneys, the policy is canceled.
I'm gambling this year that the price per gallon will be lower in September then it is right now.
Hey, I can have a pipe dream!
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Gosh, Maineah, I was just over at Forest's firewood thread, and learned a lot from you about firewood species!

I got the impression that you were all set up for this winter - poplar for the spring and fall, and oak for those long winter nights!

Now you're tellin' us that you intend to heat with OIL??? Bummer!
We heated with wood for a number of years. For the last 10 years or so we have just supplemented the oil with wood in a fireplace, a small box stove in the cellar,and a kitchen cook stove. We used to heat the house we lived in previously with just wood so I do have the experience. If we did not use any wood at all our oil bill would be over $6,000 instead of a just the $4,800 it is now!
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:09 PM
 
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Can I ask how big your house is and also if it's an older home? Just curious.
It is an older home of around 3000 square feet. The heating system is newer.Our hot water comes from the oil heat too so factoring that in to the equation makes quite a difference. Our electric bill is very low compared to a house with electric hot water. We could probably use some insulation work and some upgraded windows.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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Well we got the bad news from the oil company yesterday! The budget plan for out next heating season starts next month and will cost us $487.00 a month for 10 months!. Or we can pay off the whole thing in advance for a mere $4,755.00 cash! What a deal!!! Winter starts REAL early this year!
holly s@#$. you realy need to put a wood stove in.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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I got a friend in Winthrop...he paid over 6k last year to heat his house. Granted he does have a huge heated barn and two apt's that are in the house that he heats...but can you imagine what it's going to be next year? Yikes.

We are going to get a pellet stove...it's GOT to be cheaper than K1, right?
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